Fabijan et al Demonstration of freedom from Chlamydia pecorum in koalas from Kangaroo Island South Australia (2).xlsx (732.06 kB)
Demonstration of freedom from Chlamydia pecorum in koalas from Kangaroo Island, South Australia
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To demonstrate freedom from Chlamydia pecorum in Kangaroo Island koalas, historical clinical records (n=13081) were provided by the South Australian Government's Department for Environment and Water (DEW) koala sterilisation program and surveyed koalas from November 2014 to February 2017 (n=170) in conjunction with the DEW program. A scenario tree modelling approach was used with probability of freedom of a given year n (P(free)i) estimated using the bayesian calculation from the prior probability of freedom (P(free)i-1) and the surveillance system sensitivity (SSei) and specificity (SSpi) reflecting the strength of the evidence of absence collected during the year.